May 13, 2013

New season of baby veggies~

Finally after all my plants bolted, and sat there shriveled and ugly, I decided to pick up some more fun veggies to grow out on my porch. I ended up buying alot more than needed, but all went well, my grandparents brought over a bunch of plastic pots, and even trimmings from their Rosemary bush for me to hang out and dry.
They all look so see delicious! Can't wait to eat!

Here's some snapshots of my new babies!-


Swiss Chard


Aloe
Lemongrass (Yikes! Not a very good picture!! My apologizes!!)
Dill~
Some more chard!! A different species though...
Rosemary trimmings!! SO much! What am I going to do with all of this??
My porch is so nice looking again, and with the warm weather already hitting, you can bet we're gonna be out there quite alot this summer! Its just so calming to watch these little veggies grow into beautiful decently large plants, a kind of accomplishment that only a gardener could understand...

Much love,

May 12, 2013

Happy mothers day!~

I got a surprise knocking on the door this morning. My love had a bouquet of beautiful pastel colored flowers and a dozen donuts from our favorite donut store! This is the first time I have ever received flowers from him, and he was shocked at how overly happy I was (I try not to admit to the norm, but I absolutely LOVE receiving flowers)
Now he's making breakfast, as I finish up this blog post, hoping the little one stays a sleep a little longer so I can finish a chapter in my book. And call my mom to wish her a happy mother's day too~
what are your plans for today?



May 11, 2013

Endangered species faire~

Last Sunday my son and I attended the endangered species fair that happened to be tucked away inside the park, only accessible by bike and feet. Unfortunately we we went an hour before it ended,  so we didn't get to see all the wonderful animals, or puppets. And barely anyone was there! :(



My son ended up picking out his very first dreamcatcher, and bobbed his head to the sound of music one of the last bands before we hopped back on the bike and headed back home. There wasnt much to see, but from the local newspaper pictures, we missed out on some pretty awesome stuff, and so many people attended too! I was bummed we missed out on ALOT, but there's always next year, right? Haha

Only a few vendors selling. Not sure if there was more since we arrived so late :(
The beautiful Dreamcatchers this kind lady was selling~


People sitting in the shade, watching the band play their lovely music~


So much space!! Where did everyone go??
Only accessible by bike or foot, so you can only imagine how many bikes there were!!


Well nonetheless, it was an enjojyable outing, and the people were friendly. Hopefully we make it on time next year!

Have you gone to an Endangered Species Faire before? 


May 10, 2013

Yummy finds at the local co-op~

It's been so long since we biked to our local co-op. Change of weather, and a cranky baby has put us at a halt. Today though we finally made our way to the store, and picked up some much needed things, and I got a set of six Chard plants to plant!! So I'm a happy camper~


What you see above-

Chard plants (Newest addition to my porch garden~)

'Masie Janes Honey' (The best honey on EARTH, plus the store is originally located here, in my city! Woo! Though I have yet to visit, I bet it's a beautiful store!)

'Killer Bee Honey' (My lover bought this to keep in the bathroom for  his face wash, but this Honey is amazing!!)

Coconut Flakes (An easy topping for anything! My son loves to eat this right out of the bag!)

'CitraSolv' (An environmental friendly all purpose house cleaner my love picked up...Guess he's getting bored of vinegar?)

And a loaf of bread I've been wanting to try- 'From the Hearth' Green onion, garlic, and cheddar bread. (This bread came from my lovers city!)

Have you tried any of these products before?




May 8, 2013

My cute little Marimo~


Have you ever heard of this algae ball called Marimo 毬藻  (Aegagropila linnaei)
It's the cutest thing I ever did see! It's a small algae ball that has a soft velvety texture, found in many lakes within the Northern Hemisphere-Mainly Japan, Estonia, and Iceland.



I came across this little guy in my local newspaper article. The most randomest thing I ever did read! One of the boutiques in my city sell them...Well, you adopt them Haha. They come with a certificate and everything! I found out that raising Marimo is super popular in Japan, and it's known to bring good luck! Marimo comes in all sorts of sizes, and grow (If taken care of) To be as big as your hand!!


They bubble when doing Photosynthesis (Which is super fun to watch) and sometimes they float, but MOST of all you can poke them! It's actually required to make sure they stay moving! You gently massage them to keep their round appearance, and change their water frequently, and give them baths! I guess you can say they're a pet!


Have you ever heard of a Marimo? Would you ever consider getting one?
Have a wonderful day, friends!

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